Who should provide first line medical care for elderly care home residents to optimise health outcomes?
This project looks at a detailed search of scientific literature to work out how important health outcomes for care home residents vary according to which professional group provides primary medical care, such as GPs, geriatricians and nurse practitioners. This is an important question as we strive to improve health care for care home residents at a local and national level. There is a debate about who should be providing medical services to care home residents. Different countries use different approaches, for example care home medicine is a specialty in its own right in the Netherlands.
The aim of this project is to explore if there is a potential role for other medical professionals, like geriatricians or nurse practitioners, to supplement the medical care currently delivered by GPs.
Voice North members will help to draw conclusions from results from various medical papers to help answer this question.
Two or three Voice North members are required to take part who have an interest in improving the health of older adults.
What will I be asked to do?
Participants will attend a workshop which will last for approximately 1 hour.
First the project and results so far will be explained and then participants' views about how the results could be interpreted will be discussed.
When & where?
The workshop will take place on Wednesday 16th August at 10am at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle University.
Will I get anything for taking part?
Travel expenses will be reimbursed and a gift voucher will be offered as a thank you for taking part.
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